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Jobs and Internships
Here are open positions with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ.
Environmental Education Coordinator
Full-time: 35 hours per week
Primary Location – Trenton, NJ
The nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey seeks an Environmental Education Coordinator to lead our fast-growing education program and support our program work.
Education responsibilities may include:
- managing our annual 5th-grade wildlife art and essay contest;
- developing our high school online technology contest;
- developing curricula around our wildlife webcams;
- developing our Scout Merit Badge program;
- providing speaking appearances for schools and other groups;
- contributing to our print and online communications;
- expanding the support for our education work, and
- other education work as needed.
The job will also include a range of administrative responsibilities in support of our wildlife conservation work. Some travel will be necessary. Most work will be during business hours; however, there may be occasional nights or weekend work needed.
Three years or more experience in environmental education or education is preferred; nonprofit experience is a plus. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, knowledgeable professional with strong communication skills, multi-tasking ability, and the motivation to be a successful self-starter. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Education; Master’s degree is preferred.
Deadline for applications is November 10, 2015. Select candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Position will start in November 2015.
Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to CWF at careers@ConserveWildlifeNJ.org. Please note “Education Position” in email subject line.
Part-time: 2-3 days per week
Location – Trenton, NJ
The nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey (CWF) seeks a part-time Bookkeeper for our Trenton office. The ideal candidate will have two years or more of proven bookkeeping experience (processing accounts payable and accounts receivable), strong organizational skills, and the ability to work well within a team. Demonstrated knowledge of QuickBooks is preferred, and prior nonprofit experience is a plus.
The position will require bookkeeping within QuickBooks, as well as a range of administrative organizational tasks and projects. The employee will report to CWF management, and will coordinate with CWF staff and our external accounting firm as needed.
The successful candidate will work approximately 12-18 hours per week, or 2 to 3 days per week.
Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to CWF at careers@ConserveWildlifeNJ.org. Please note “Bookkeeper” in email subject line.
The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey is excited to offer 2015 Fall Internship opportunities. Once offered, internships can begin on a rolling basis.
Our volunteer opportunities include both field work internships and office-based internships. These internships can offer either course credit or professional experience - depending on the intern's university requirements. Small stipends may be available in certain cases.
The following positions can be structured to potentially earn credits or volunteer hours. They are based in Trenton, New Jersey. Schedule can range from 7-25 hours per week, with flexible hours. College students, graduate students, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildlife Conservation Internship
Assist CWF's various wildlife projects through research, correspondence, and administrative work.
Work with CWF staff on social media strategy, email marketing, media relations and other public outreach projects.
Work with CWF staff on website copy, blogging, media strategy, print and electronic newsletter projects.
Environmental Education Internship
Provide hands-on support for CWF's education programs. Opportunities for work at locations in Ocean County, Morris County and Mercer County.
Special Events and Fundraising Internship
Special Events and Fundraising internship to include developing event logistics, researching prospective donors, creating and distributing announcements and invitations, securing, collecting and tracking auction items, assisting with mailings and phone calls related to donations, and providing support for event planning and other fundraising projects as needed. A minimum of 14 hours a week required.
Work with CWF staff on corporate outreach, member outreach, and event promotion.
Public Affairs Internship
Assist CWF on policy initiatives, including research, communications, and serving as a liaison on various advocacy initiatives.
VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA INTERNSHIPS (PAID STIPEND POSSIBLE)
The following position may be able to offer a paid stipend for qualified candidates. Intern will need the ability to travel, but can otherwise be managed from home or school. Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to email@example.com.
Gather footage and edit videos showcasing CWF's wildlife projects statewide. Should have video experience; access to video equipment is recommended. Intern will need capacity for at least some state travel, which will be reimbursed to intern. Qualified applicants may be eligible for an additional paid stipend.
Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wildlife Research Internship
Assist and support our many wildlife initiatives with research that can be done from home or from school. Flexible scheduling and consideration of potential topics.
Great Bay Terrapin Project Summer Student Internship (Closed)
This is a volunteer position in the southern Ocean County & Atlantic County areas. This year the position is a volunteer position. We are seeking two student interns for 2015.
Intern(s) will work with CWF biologists and conduct hourly surveys on Great Bay Blvd. in Little Egg Harbor and Route 30 in Absecon from mid-May to late July. Intern will use their own vehicle to conduct road patrols and collect morphometric data on nesting terrapins. They will also work with volunteers to schedule patrols and manage roads that are patrolled. The main goals of the project are to reduce road mortality rates, raise awareness of terrapins, and to educate the public about terrapins. Interns will also help enter and analyze data.
Become a Member
Join Conserve Wildlife Foundation today and help us protect rare and imperiled wildlife for the future.
CWF 2014 Annual Report Story Map
Visit the multiple pages within this Story Map to learn about CWF’s many projects and partnerships in 2014, and the imperiled wildlife species in need of our help. Find examples of the innovative and dedicated leadership of our biologists and volunteers. And take an online journey across the state to learn how our projects made a difference in all corners of New Jersey in 2014 – a great year for wildlife in the Garden State!